Tuesday, February 10, 2009

a tale of wine and house

I am a bit confused. I try to eat local, seasonal,low fat,high fiber,lots of greens,you get the picture.Then, with it , I might indulge ( French after all, and you know what hedonists they are )in a little vino. It is good for the heart and for everything else ( what about that famous reveristrol or something ).The problem is that grapes are the crop with just about the most pesticides known to men.And that is a bit disturbing. It seems that it is kept on the down low, with a minimum of wineries converting to organic grapes and wine. So it seems natural to seek those if you want to stay away from nasty chemicals. It is not an easy prescription as some of the organic wines that I have sampled are either bad or too expensive. But I want to influence, modestly, you might say, by my shopping choice. Will you join me ? Do you know any good organic wines? here is one I drink these days. At least the label is honest.And that is a good thing.

Another thing that we need in life is a roof over our worried heads. I have come to admire a good friend for always coming through in realizing her dreams. Who have you heard say " I want to move to paris and work there ...." but find themselves carried on by the current of life and keeping that vision as a golden fantasy ringed with pink clouds at the end of the day ? Not that friend. Loving architecture and the Modern sensibility, she had always known that she wanted to build a house. Consider it done.
Beautiful, clean lines, a touch of scandinavia meets weathered wooden facades of the West coast, and with a lofty interior with the greatest orange stone kitchen counter : the dream is real and the living gracious. You go,my friend. You are an inspiration.

After leaving the house and driving home, we stopped for a minute on the local beach.It was a cold day.Only a couple of para gliders-surfers were around and we watched them, wondering how they could be bare feet in such cold water...

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